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How to overcome my extreme fear of vomiting?


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Published At October 18, 2017
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have emetophobia, and I hate falling asleep because I always think I will throw up.


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The fear of vomiting should be tackled step by step.

  • I suggest you avoid places and things you associate with vomiting.
  • Anxiety has a way of fooling you into believing that you are going to vomit when you actually feel only nauseated. You believe it even when it has never happened. But instead, if you think you will not vomit when you are anxious, you will not. So, anxiety may cause nausea but not vomiting.
  • You need to consult a psychiatrist for cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure and response prevention.
  • You should confront challenging situations like going to sleep very gradually.

For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam
Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Internal Medicine

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